Preparing All Illinois Students for College and Career

World-class K-12 learning standards for math and English Language Arts.

Updated lessons to help our children develop the skills they need to succeed.

New assessments based on the new standards to make sure students are making adequate progress.

PARCC is changing! Learn more about what will be different in school year 2015/2016.

What’s New


  • Check out this infographic highlighting the need for a next-generation assessment like PARCC.
  • Milestones by GreatSchools are free videos aimed at helping parents understand grade-level expectations in grades K-5.



  • PARCC responds to concerns from the field with exciting changes for the 2015/2016 school year including one test window, fewer testing units, and shorter testing time.
  • ISBE has released preliminary statewide PARCC results. Learn more and see the results here.
  • Read more about the Next Generation Science Standards adopted by Illinois to be implemented in the 2016/2017 school year.